- Grab your reader’s attention, so they want to continue reading
- #2 tell about a recent event
- #3 anecdote or personal experience
- Anecdote=little story
- Ex: In 1998, President Clinton had an affair and was impeached. Although the affair was not an impeachable offense, Clinton was impeached for lying about it under oath, and the truth came out anyway.
- Ex: When I was 8 years old….
- #4 inverted (upside down) pyramid (???)
- #5 fact or statistic
- Startling fact or relevant statistic
- Example: People lie in 1 out of 5 conversations lasting more than 10 min
- #6 rhetorical question
- Ex: Have you ever told a lie? Did you eventually get caught?
- #7 bold pronouncement
- Ex: Everyone lies, including the person who wrote this sentence as well as the person who is now reading it
- Example: Every one of us has told a lie at one point, but because lies always contradict something we know to be true, lies are nearly always exposed, revealing the truth beneath them
- Don’t use: I, me, my, you, your
- Hooks to avoid: NO #1 dictionary quote. #2 start with a quote. #3 I was thinking about what to write for this essay and came up with this…
- Don’t skip the hook
- The reader should watch Fahrenheit 11/9 because it explains how Trump won the election, educates one on Flint Michigan’s water crisis, and how Michael Moore covered his on ass; although there are interesting facts, Michael Moore’s views are always biased.
The writer first heard of Michael Moore a million years ago when he was in high school, his memorable history teacher forced him to watch a Michael Moore documentary. “Oh geez, another boring documentary,” the young student thought. But, it was unlike any documentary he had ever seen. Michael Moore was highly intelligent, interesting, bold and funny. Learning could be fun again. He became not only a fan of Michael Moore, but also of documentaries. Michael Moore’s career continued strongly, he won an Oscar for Bowling for Columbine, made a lot of money and joined the A List of Hollywood. His most recent film is Fahrenheit 11/9. The reader should watch Fahrenheit 11/9 because it explains how Trump won the election, educates one on Flint Michigan’s water crisis, and how Michael Moore covered his on ass; although there are interesting facts, Michael Moore’s views are always biased.
How did Trump win the election? How is Trump America’s current president? Many people are baffled and think this is still some horrible prank, and when the reality sinks in they are massively depressed. The documentary starts out with a pre-celebration from Hillary’s party and the crickets over at Trump’s party. It was a woman’s year. It showed all the happy people waiting to hear that Hillary will be their next president. But everyone knows how this story plays out. Then it cuts to Hillary losing, having those who were celebrating crying. It looked like some people were going to kill themselves and one is not sure how many of them actually did. Next cut to Trump’s empty depressed party. Nobody was smiling or happy, nobody was celebrating on Trump’s side for some reason. Trump did not even bother writing a victory speech because he thought he was not going to win. This is America’s current president. This was the surprising conclusion of the election.
Why did Trump run for president? At the time of the election, Gwen Stefani on the Voice was being paid more than Trump on the Apprentice. Trump is never going to be number two. Trump came up with this genius publicity stunt to buy and schedule three presidential campaigns to boost his popularity in attempts to raise his Apprentice salary. He had no intention of actually running. His first rally he just said whatever was on his mind to spark publicity. It was a disaster and his publicity stunt backfired on him and instead of boosting his popularity and thus increasing his salary; he was fired from the Apprentice. So, now unemployed, he had two more rallys that he had already paid for; might as well use them. The second rally was a huge success, with a massive turnout. A lightbulb went off in Trump’s head and the rest is history. This is how Trump accidentally became President of the United States.
Michael Moore connects President Trump to the emperor of Flint. He compares them both as successful businessmen who have no business holding any kind of office. The emperor got elected most likely by buying his way into office. Then he used his power to benefit himself. The emperor somehow routed Flynt’s water supply into some dirty Michigan river which resulted in poisoning the poor class. Michael Moore described it as a legal genocide to blacks. This is what this documentary was really about. Michael Moore is a hero and his weapon is his documentary. His home is Flynt. He cannot make a documentary just about the emperor of Flynt because no one will watch it. So he throws in Hillary and Trump, but this was the main message he wanted to show. He then showed Obama going to Flynt and drinking two glasses of water. Everyone in Flynt hates Obama after that. Michael Moore succeeds in secretly educating you on the shady dealings of Flint’s emperor.
Is Michael Moore a Trump supporter? During the colossal election, one was under the impression that Michael Moore strongly disliked Hillary and liked Trump. Michael Moore was everywhere Trump and his team was. So, did Michael Moore openly support Trump, regret it after he was elected, then back track on his stance? A part of this documentary explains in detail how Michael Moore was set up to look like he was a supporter of Trump while he adamantly was not. Can a setup be that perfect? Trump’s son backed one of Michael Moore’s book or documentary; Michael Moore was seen hugging Trump’s press secretary or something; Michael Moore was seen on tv joking with Trump, having a cordial interaction; Michael Moore was quoted as saying, “Don’t count trump out,” when it was sure Trump was going to lose. One believes Michael Moore supported Trump strongly, then changed his mind afterwards and wanted to change his political image. Michael Moore is a swip swapper. Part of this documentary’s agenda was to protect Michael Moore’s public image.
Michael Moore’s documentaries are entertaining and informative. But are they factual? Michael Moore has a strong agenda. He may or may not tell the truth, but one definitely thinks he leaves out a lot of pertinent information. His argument always seems to be very strong with no flaws. After a couple of viewings, one has learned this from his documentaries. So, one will watch the documentary, and just decide for themselves if it is factual or not. One should not take everything as one hundred percent truth. One can watch and enjoy Michael Moore’s documentaries, but should be cautious in what one believes.
Trump has now been elected. One can see the chaos in the White House and the racist movement being unleashed upon America and the world. One believes many Trump supporters have regretted their decision. The majority of Americans did not vote. One does not blame them. On one side there is a female dishonest politician, on the other there is a blatant racist psychopath. One also thinks everyone believed that Hillary was going to win anyways, so they did not vote. One blames these apathetic voters for this country’s current disaster. If one does not like a certain party, they should automatically vote for the opposing party. Flynt is being destroyed from the inside out. A people cannot let rich bullies do whatever they want for financial gain. They must fight and rebel. Michael Moore is a two-faced weasel and he should pick a side and stick with it. Michael Moore’s view is always biased, although it may be truthful. This documentary is worth a watch.